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Gen. ULYSSES S. GRANT,
OF TILE UNITED STATES
(fen. J NO. F. HAUTUANFT
OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Gen. JACOB M. CAMPBELL,
OF CAMBRIA COUNTY
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ceived for FATTIER ABRAHAM.
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CII l t d l ll fl tes
The following gentlemen are promi
nent candidates for office at the primary
elections on the 15th instant :
.For Congress-I'IIAI )I)Et7 s STEVENS.
'For Itnpre.Selltat IVCS—CA PT. A. COI /SHALE,
MA.!. A. C. lIEiNoEur.,
JAcon G. PETELs.
CAPT. W. 1). RE' TZ El..
For Conan is4ioi wers—Joi ARMSTRONG,
JAcon C. KBEADY
For District Attorney-4;EOIME Bnt•BAKEI:,
BENJAMIN F. BAEn.
JACOB B A3IWE“.
DEATH OF HON. THADDEUS STEVEIITS
To the Republican Voters of Lancaster
The sudden death of Hon. Thaddeus
Stevens, our beloved and distinguished I
Representative in Congress, which sad
event took place at Washington on Tues
day, the 11th inst., at 12 o'clock midnight,
devolves upon the Republican party the
painful duty of nominating his successor
in the XLlst Congress, and also a person
to fill his unexpired term of the present
session. This sad event, occurring on the
eve of the Republican Primary Meetings,
renders it impracticable, even if it would
be considered proper, to make arrange-
ments for a new nomination at this time.
The undersigned, therefore, after consul
tation with members of the County Com
mittee and other friends, would suggest
that, as a fitting tribute of respect to the
memory of our most able and distinguish
ed Champion of Freedom and JustiCe,
the 'unanimous vote of the party be cast
for the name of THADDEUS STEVENS at
the ensuing primary meetings. At the
same time the members of the new
County Committee will be chosen, who
Will be empowered to make the necessary
arrangements for a special election to
nominate. a candidate to fill the vacancy
caused by his death.
M hRTIN S. FRY, Chm'n Rep. County Com
STE LESS IS DEAD!
Millions of freedom-loving people
throughout the land are mourning the
death of the Great Commoner and ever
relialde champion of Liberty and Ilti
manity—THADDErs STEVENS I Like
Moses of old, he has spent forty years of
his eventful and glorious life in leading
a persecuted race through the dreary
wilderness of oppression and slavery,
and very near the end of the journey,
and after many trials and extraordinary
endurance and self sacrifice, he was per
mitted to see, in the evening of his life,
in the little distance beyond, the future
land of real freedom and equal rights for
The messenger of death called him
hence at twelve o'clock on Tuesday
night, August 11th, and he departed, as
he lived, the noble, fearless and most de
voted friend of all mankind. An en
lightened and patriotic people have the
consolation to believe and feel, on this
day of sadness and mourning, that his
soul now enjoys the rich reward of a
blissful immortality near the Throne of
Almighty God !
'flee Primary LYcr•tious.
The primary elections throughout the
county of Lancaster, to-morrow, (Satin.-
' day)pre of vital importance,and the honest
1 and patriotic Republican people owe it to
themselves to secure the nomination of
their best and truest men. We have noth
ing to say against any individual whose
name appears on the list of candidates ;
each one may be competent and worthy
for all we know. But, we do say, on be
half of the many who are not represent
ed in conclaves of Thugs and Rings, that
the nominations should be fairly made,
and the popular will respected. Let
every interest be represented in the pri
mary election boards. Let evey one who
would assure honesty and fairness be
present and see that the votes are hon
estly counted in each district, and the re
turns correctly made. We have reason
to fear that the secret tactics of the oath
bound organization of office seekers and
political jobbers which is known to ex
ist in our midst, contemplate fraud in
voting and counting, if necessary to se
cure plunder—the only object of their
combination. Let every Republican en
deavor to make himself familiar with the
rules adopted for the regulation of these
elections, and see to it that the rights of
the minority as well as the majority in
each district are respected. All we in
sist upon is that honesty and fairness,
which was intended to be secured when
the Crawford County System" was ad
opted; that the Republican people, and
not the secret ring managers shall rule
As to the individual candidates, we de
sire to say as little as possible. We do
hold that the two gallant soldiers, Capt.
Godshalk and Major Reinoeld are en
titled to a renomination, according to the
established usages of the party, because
they have been good and faithful public
servants. The public record of each is
clear. They did represent their consti
tuents honestly, and according to the
best of their ability and judgment, which
fact no one pretends to deny. But be
cause they could not be used for corrupt
purposes, the chiefs and managers whose
tactics are adopted in secrecy, are doing
all in their power to defeat them.
A communication appears in another
column, which is from what we believe
to be a reliable and- responsible source,
giving the names of the ticket selected
and agreed upon by the secret combina
tion referred to. Our Mount Joy corres
pondent goes far to corroborate what
" Fifth Ward" says, and our own obser
vation leads us to the same conclusion
that the individuals named compose the
ticket as alleged. In saying this we do
I not denounce as unworthy all who are
thus named, and we lay these communi
cations before our readers for what they
are worth. As independent Republican
journalists, claiming the confidence of the
REPUBLICAN PEOPLE we cannot do less.
We desire to bring out the entire Republi
can strength in October and November, to
the tune of SEVEN THOUSAND BIAJORITY
for our State and national tickets, and to
do this we insist upon a fair and honest ex
pression of the popular will, and the se
lection of true men as our local candi
In view of the fact that these chiefs and
managers have' secretly united upon a
ticket of their own, and mean to steal
enough of honest votes to put it through
on Saturday, we might be tempted to
counsel a union or effort to concentrate
against them, but we could not do so
without apparant unfairness toward a
number of good. and worthy candidates.
We therefore leave the matter where it
properly belongs—with the honest and
intelligent Republican voters of the coun
ty, confident that they will discharge
every duty in a manner becoming a pa
triotic and intelligent party.
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We believe we have the very best
means of knowing how the great Repub
lican cause is moving along in Pennsyl
vania. We daily receive letters from all
sections of the State, written by the most
active, influential and intelligent men of
the party, mid all testify, in the most un
qualified manner, as to the deep-seated de
termination of the people to finish up tho
great work of national reconstruction ac
cording to the Republican Congressional
programme. We might present at least
one hundred extracts from letters recent
ly received, and each one assuring us
that in his particular locality the party
is in a better condition than ever before ;
that not a single Republican can be found
who is not openly and heartily for Grant,
Colfax, Hartranft and Campbell, whilst
many honest Democrats do not hesi
tate to declare their determination to
vote the same way.
The Copperhead leaders depend en
tirely upon the game of brag, with which
they hope to secure the " floating vote,"
but we feel very safe in assuring our
friends that there is not now the slightest
cause of doubt as to the result in this glori
ous old Keystone State. All we have to do
is to ORGANIZE, so as to poll our entire
vote. We have a clear and unquestion
able majority of at least twenty-live thou
sand, and nothing but gross negligence
can possibly defeat us.
Our accounts from the Copperhead
counties, such as Berks, Lehigh, North
ampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, York, Bed
ford, Fulton, Lycoming, Clinton, Colum
bia, Northumberland, Sullivan, Mont
gomery and Bucks are particularly en
couraging. Indeed, we cannot imagine
how the prospects of a grand Republican
victory in October and November could be
better than they appear to us at this time.
We repeat that our means of knowing
are the very best, not excepting even the
efficient Chairman of the Republican
State Central Committee. We never did,
and never will, knowingly deceive the
people—certainly not those of our own
political faith, and fully appreciating the
importance for our own sakes, of being
found reliable and truthful, we do not
hesitate to pronounce Pennsylvania en
tirely safe—sure to elect I-lartranft and
Campbell by a large majority in October
next, and Grant and Colfax in Novem
ber by sweeping vote. Yet we entreat our
friends everywhere to attend to all min
ute details of thorough organization, and
thus guard against the bare possibility
Leaving the Foul Party
Gen. J. Bowman Sweitzer, always a
Democrat of Alleghany county, and a
gallant soldier in the war, declares for
Grant and Colfax.
Hon. T. W. Green, a long tried Dem
ocrat of Indianapolis, Ind., is on
stump for Grant and Colfax.
Surveyor General Sleeper, of Leaven
worth, Kansas, a Democrat has quit
lion. Daniel Killen, a prominent Dem
ocrant of Wyandotte, Kansas, has gone
and done likewise.
P. 11. Silbey, of Calfornia, a member
of the Democrat State committee, has
written a scathing letter against the Cops.,
and is for Grant and Colfax.
John Belfroy, who published a Demo
crat paper at Minneapolis, Minnesota,
can't go Seymour and Blair, and is now
publishing a Grant and Colfax paper in
Meeker county, in that State.
The Elmira Gazette, the only Copper
head daily in Chemung County, New
York, has come out.for Grant and Colfax,
declaring Horatio Seymour can not and
should not be elected President. The
Elmira Advertiser says it is understood
that no attempt will be made to establish
another Democratic paper in that city.
John Fehr, Jr., of the firm of Fehr &
Myer, proprietors of the extensive Au
lenbach Hall restaurant, city of Reading
—heretofore an active and influential
Democrat—is out openly and above
board for Grant and Colfax.
The Republicans of Bethlehem ; Pa.,
have just formed a Grant and Colfax
Club. Among the signers of the Consti
tution are several gentlemen, heretofore
claimed as Democrats. They can't go
the Main. So we go !
IN order to meet the mails on Thurs
day evening, and lay FATIIEI3, ABRAHAM
before our readers on Friday, we are
compelled to go to press Wednesday
noon. We are therefore without an ac
count of the circumstances attending the
death of Hon. Thaddeus Stevens.
BY a very provoking mistake, a small
number of our edition of July
were packed and mailed to a club of sub
scribers in this county, last week. Of
course, we promptly forwarded the right
papers, as soon as the mistake was made
known to us.
,I 3 lAM.
Fiyhting Crippled Soldiers
When Captain Godshalk was shot
down on the battle-Held and bravely sub
mitted to the loss of a limb—almost life
itself—in the defense of our homes and
the liberties we enjoy, the cry was heard
everywhere : honor to our brave de
fenders—they shall never be forgotten."
Yet now we witness a most disgraceful
attempt on the part of a ring of bold, cor
rupt and desperate men, banded together
in secrecy—men who, during the war
kept themselves far in the rear, play
ing the part of bounty brokers and
speculators—to defeat this same Captain
Godshalk and his equally brave com
rade in arms, Major Reinoehl ! And
why? Simply because they have been
honest and faithful Representatives of
the people ;—because they were not en
gaged pilfering and treasury robbing,
committing mileage frauds, and selling
their votes in the Legislative lobby to the
highest bidders. To this patriotic party
or clique, or ring, or call it what you
will, belongs the honor of trying to crush
a one-legged soldier ! Shame !
Our friends in Carbon are " up and
doing." They have nominated the fol
lowing excellent ticket:
Congress—Daniel Kalbfus ; Assembly
—Capt. J. D. Laciar; District Attorney—
Col. J. D. Bertolette ; Commissioner—
Capt. James Thomas ; Coroner—Lieut.
John Brelsf ,rd ; Auditor—Lieut. Thomas
With such an efibrt as the fire-tried
Republicans of little Carbon are able to
make, this ticket will be triumphantly
elected, except Congress and Legislature,
as the district of the former consists of
Carbon, Wayne, Pike, Monroe and
Northampton, and the latter of Carbon
and Monroe, which also contains too
much dead weight of bad copper even for
such a popular nominee as Capt. Laciar,
editor of the Mauch Chunk Gazette.
Toombs, of Georgia, who doubtless yet
expects to call the roll of his slaves in
Boston, at any rate have a place in Sey
mour's Cabinet, in a late speech declared
that he—Seymour—" had been true to the
South—true in peace and true in war."
As for Frank Blair, he spoke in terms
of beautiful moderation, thus :
The lteennstrnetimi acts are mill and will,
and shall not stand • • The grinning
skeletons which have been set im in mu midst
as legislators shall be ousted by Frank
whom our party has expressly appointed
that purpose. All these things shall he swept
away from the bosun of the country."
The Lanca4ter indorses
these sentiments as sound Democratic
doctrine, and thinks them, like their au
thor, eminently suited to the times.
UP BO Y 8 AND AT THEM;
NOW IS THE TIME TO GO TO WORK
THE ISSUE IS JOINED !
THE BATTLE 18 DRAWING ON
Close up the ranks and get ready for
the conflict ! Grant is at the head, and
will unfailingly lead us to VicTonr.
VICTORY REQUIRES WORK!
NOW IS THE TIME TO BEGIN!
WE this week owe the thousands
of FATHER ABRAHAM'S readers abroad an
apology for occupying so much of our
space with local political matter. The
county ticket will be nominated to-mor
row, and by next week we will be in reg
ular line of battle against the common
enemy. Our battery will in future com
mand the entire field.
ONE THOUSAND MORE!
Since our last issue we have received
a . fraction over ONE THOUSAND new sub
scribers. We must and will have ten
thousand before the close of the present
WE welcome the new Daily
a live and spicy Republican paper just
started at Williamsport, Pa., by E. W.
Capron, Esq.—six cents per weeks, $3.50
MOUNT JOY, August 8, 1868
EDITORS OF FATHER ABRAHAM : I
think you are fairly entitled to the thanks
of every honest Republican for the
prompt and very efficient manner in which
you have exposed the corrupt transac
tions of several politicians in whom we
have heretofore confided. Mr. Arm
strong's mileage draft at Harrisburg,
which seems to be clearly proved against
him, settles his case. But, according to
the reports here, he is very strongly in
favor of a certain candidate for the Leg
islature—Mr. Stmny. Why ? Has Mr.
Armstrong an axe to grind, and is Mr.
Sunnily to turn the grind stone? Or,
does he want him to cover up his moccasin
tracks at Harrisburg? We would like to
know, for we want no more Armstrong's
to represent us in the Legislature. B.
MESSRS. rAucII ANT) COCIIR AN :
The Republicans of the 01(1 Guard want
to know how to vote on Saturday in order
to avoid the candidates secretly nomin
ated in the sand stone county building at
the head of East King street. I have the
very best authority for saying that they
have agreed upon the following ticket :
Assembly-1V . W. Hopkins, J. G.
Peters. Karon 11. Sunnily and Dr. J. G.
District Attorney—George Brubaker.
County Commissioner—J. (2. Krcady.
Prison Inspectors—Henry Pownall and
M. 11. Shirk.
• Directors of the Poor—George Fry and
The leading oath-bound Thugs in each
township and district will all endeavor to
concentrate the vote upon these candi
dates. I have nothing to say against any
particular individual secrectly nominated
on this Thug ticket, but I do protest
against the conspiracy which exists, not
to promote the Republican cause, or to
relieve the tax payers, but to secure for
themselves position and power.
WHEN Blair, in 18G0, during the cam
paign in Indiana, branded the Copper
heads as a "vile, miserable party," and
abused Douglas so fiercely, Dan. Voor
hees called Blair the "prince of black
guards." Blair in return branded Voor
hees as a "hell-hound." Now the "hell
hound" supports the "prince of black
guards." A nice couple, truly.
SUPPORTERS of G rant—S he rma n , She ri
dan, Thomas, Meade, Farragut, and
eight out of ten other loyal officers and
men who fought under the Stars and
Stripes during the Rebellion. Supporters
of Seymour 13eauregard, Forrest, Ilamp
ton, Semmes, Toombs and nine-tenths of
the rebels who fought under the Stars
and Bars. This fact needs no comment.
THE Clearfield Raftsmen's Journal says
that ex-Governor Bigler is not danger
ously ill," as reported, but " that he was
quite sick on his way from the Demo
cratic Convention, the nominations have
ing turned his stomach."
Senunes, the pirate and murderer,
says: " I have been a Democrat all my
life—before the war, during the war, and
since the war. It was a Democratic
war, and we fought it from beginning to
end on Democratic principles."
J. JACKALL, proprietor of a lager beer
saloon and Democratic Headquarters in
the lower part of the city of Philadelphia,
was arrested on Tuesday of last week,
for beating his wife and keeping a dis
orderly establishment. Jackal! is a Dem
IN Virginia the Democrats have one
Lafayette Washington, a negro and
Virginian, stumping the State against
the new - Constitution. lie is regarded
with great favor by the Democra( l 7y, and
is fully recognized as a "man and a
TnE Chairman of the Copperhead
State Central Committee admitted to a
friend that it is barely possible to carry
Pennsylvania for Seymour.
LET every 'Union man remember that
the rebellion against the national au
thority commenced during Buchanan's
administration, and that he persistently
refused to raise an arm in defense of the
THE Lancaster Intelligences don't find
room for half the speeches that are made
for Seymour and Blair. Even 'Tamp
ton's speech it has not
_printed, while the
speeches of Toombs, Semmes, Vance &
Co. are entirely ignored.
TuE Mobile Tribune says : "If we are
successful in electing SEYMOUR and
BLAIR, we shall regain all we have lost
during the war, and we are.safe in saying
we shall again be masters of the political
AN ardent Copperhead sheet published
in Texas tells us to go to It—. Thank
you 1 'We never did attend a Copper
head pow-wow and we are too old to be
WHAT have the Blair's in common
with the Copperhead party ?—La Crosse
Answer—A taste for bad whiskey.
Wny are the nominees of the New
York Copperhead Convention the most
popular ever made ? Because they please
all the Republicans and nearly half the
AT a raising in Porter township, Hunt
ingdon county, Pa., a vote was taken on
the Presidential election. The vote
stood: Grant and Colfax, 75; opposed, 'B.
THE La Crosse Democrat has the largest
circulation of any Copperhead sheet in
the country, because all foul " birds of a
feather flock together."
In 186'3 the New York Herald, speak
ing of Seymour, said : He can talk more
without saying anything, and write more
without meaning anything, than any
other man now living.
HEN de leit im sin widder an fersuffener
Schweinbeltz 'leckta for Vice-President ?
Wann so wella, donn lus se yusht for der
Blair vota, for er kaun der Andy John
son beeta saufa all hollow.
A Copperhead orator remarked the
other day that " nothing can be well
done that is done in a hurry." How
about catching fleas, Mr. Cop?
THE trouble with Seymour is not that
he called the murdering, cowardly draft
mob his friends, but that they were his
THE Albany Argus says it wants " a
return to the rule of old-tashioned Cop
perheadism." That's what Hampton,
Cobb, Semmes, and the other rebels
PENNSYLVANIA was invaded by the
rebels July 1, 1863; New York, July 3,
OIL and whiskey—Seymour and Blair